Brooklyn, NY – One Person Injured in Apartment Fire on E 13th StNY/NJ Legal News
Brooklyn, NY (January 16, 2023) – One person suffered serious injuries in an apartment fire in Midwood. The incident occurred on Monday, January 16, just before 11:00 a.m.
Reports indicate the incident occurred in the 1200 block of East 13th Street. The Fire Department of New York went to the scene of the fire located on the first floor of a dwelling with multiple units.
One person was found inside with life-threatening injuries. They were transported by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment. At this time, the identity of the victim has not been reported.
According to reports, firefighters were able to contain the blaze in under an hour. Authorities in Brooklyn are still working to determine the cause of the fire.
We hope for the full recovery of the injured victim.
New York Residential Fires
Fire departments throughout the United States respond to hundreds of thousands of structure fires every year. There are approximately 354,000 structure fires reported per year in the United States. Despite where a fire starts, it may prove to be dangerous for everyone involved. People who sustain injuries in large fires usually suffer from varying burns or degrees of smoke inhalation. On average, over 2,600 people lose their lives in structure fires each year. Additionally, over 11,000 people sustain injuries in these blazes yearly.
Some of the main reasons residential fires occur in New York are:
- Outdated electrics
- Faulty appliances
- Improperly installed or cracked gas lines
- Defective furnaces/boilers
- Blocked chimney flues
- Negligence of building occupants
Following a residential fire, it is important to determine whether the action or inaction of a third party contributed to the cause of the fire or a resident’s ability to safely flee.
Some common elements that will be investigated by a Brooklyn burn injury lawyer include:
- If the property owner/manager adhered to up-to-date fire and safety protocols
- Fireplaces/vents were satisfactorily maintained
- Proper fire safety tools and supplies
- Fire doors were in working condition
- Fire escapes and exits were able to be utilized
- Firewalls were correctly positioned and built
- Smoke detectors were properly functioning
If it is determined that a third party contributed to the cause or inability of a building occupant to safely leave the premises or the inability of fire crews to access the building to safely put the fire out, you may have a legitimate claim against the negligent individual/entity.
Reach out to our fire injury attorneys in New York at (800) 469-6476 to see how we can help you.
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Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Metro Law strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in this post are not from the actual accident scene.